What great things can you accomplish with a little help from The Last Green Valley? Let’s work together for our communities. 

Check this page often for new grants and other funding opportunities.

 

TLGV Community Enrichment Grants 
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased offer its largest grant program in almost a decade. TLGV’s new Community Enrichment Grant Program will fund projects aimed at conserving, celebrating or enhancing The Last Green Valley’s significant natural and historic resources or promoting economic development such as tourism and outdoor nature-based recreation.  Projects must demonstrate tangible results and lasting benefits to the community and can be related to sustainable agriculture, trails and water trails, accessibility, streetscape improvements, community gardens, tourism, land use planning, light pollution control, open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, farmers markets, Brownfields, forestry, town common enhancements, interpretive materials, historic preservation or other projects that advance the visions and strategies of Vision 2020, the management plan for The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Grants may range from $2,500 – $10,000. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. Municipalities, schools and non-profit 501(c) organizations are eligible to apply for projects located within The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. Aug. 29.  Applications may also be emailed to LyAnn@tlgv.org before midnight Aug. 29. Get the grant details here!

TLGV Cleanup Funds
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is making funding available to nonprofits and municipalities that wish to organize a cleanup event. In the last seven years, 9,404 volunteers have collected 321,899 pounds of trash from parks, rivers, and roadways throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor thanks to the funding.  Recipients will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses such as publicity, cleanup supplies such as trash bags and work gloves and food and refreshments for volunteers. TLGV will also help publicize your event and work with you to recruit more volunteers. Click here for the details and application instructions.

Forestry Stewardship Funds for Landowners
The Last Green Valley is part of the Southern New England Heritage Forest (SNEHF), a 1.49 million-acre unfragmented forest corridor stretching along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border to the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts. Bounded by more heavily urbanized areas, with more than one million nearby residents, the SNEHF has an astonishing 76% forest cover and offers one of the last viable wildlife corridors from southern to northern New England. The SNEHF is a green oasis and the last undeveloped region in the coastal sprawl from Boston to Washington, D.C.

TLGV has partnered with many organizations to bring additional funding to the region through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click here for current funding opportunities.